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Poster: Moongleam Date: Jul 27, 2011 10:28am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: At War with the Army

What if the date in notice is later than the publication date? For example, if a film was released in 1950 but the date in notice was 1952, could the owner wait until 1980 to renew?

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jul 27, 2011 11:58pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: At War with the Army

No. If the date in notice is more than 1 year post-dated from publication the notice is invalid.

So a 1958 publication could carry a 1959 notice and have a legally registered copyright:

HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL. Allied Artists
Pictures Corp. 75 min., sd., b&w, 35mm.
Allied Artists Pictures Corp.; 29Dec58
(in notice: 1959); LP12531.

but the renewal would need to be lodged in 1987 not 1986. If the notice on a 1958 publication read 1960 then there is effectively no copyright notice.

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Jul 28, 2011 6:46am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: At War with the Army

Good information. Thanks.